[New-bugs-announce] [issue12094] Cannot Launch IDLE

Nathan report at bugs.python.org
Tue May 17 01:06:02 CEST 2011

New submission from Nathan <nathaniel.j.buck at gmail.com>:

To Whom it may concern – I have suddenly lost my ability to launch IDLE.  I am using 2.6 with windows xp.  I was using ipython with PyReadline.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled just python 2.6.6 with no luck.

I get the following error:

Thanks in advance 

C:\Python26>python.exe Lib\idlelib\idle.py
'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "Lib\idlelib\idle.py", line 6, in <module>
    import PyShell
  File "C:\Python26\Lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 3, in <module>
    import os
  File "C:\Python26\lib\os.py", line 398, in <module>
    import UserDict
  File "C:\Python26\lib\UserDict.py", line 82, in <module>
    import _abcoll
  File "C:\Python26\lib\_abcoll.py", line 11, in <module>
    from abc import ABCMeta, abstractmethod
ImportError: cannot import name ABCMeta

components: IDLE
messages: 136130
nosy: nbuck
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Cannot Launch IDLE
versions: Python 2.6

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